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  • MVC with Entrapment Stations were dispatched this morning to a MVC on Glasgow Avenue, A10 arrived and reported they had one subject trapped.  Crew from 74 and A7 extricated the driver-door removal and dash displacement was necessary.  The patient was transported by Trooper 4 and other vehicle's occupant evaluated by BLS.  Accident is under investigation by DSP.  AAA is estimating that 41 million people will travel by road this Holiday weekend, an increase of last year.  Please allow plenty of time and be safe over the 4th of July.Units on scene: A10, A7, A9, 7-4, 9-3, 9-8, Fire Police and NCCEMS.  Story by Chief A.J. Schall 
    Posted Jul 4, 2014, 10:00 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Fatal House Fire in Newark On Saturday June 28, 2014 at 2022 hours, Aetna and mutual aid units were alerted to a house fire in the 500 block of A St, Windy Hills.The fire department arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from the split level, single family dwelling, with fire coming through the roof. A victim was removed from the home by a firefighter who was in the area at the time of the alarm.  Keith Stockman of Good Will Fire Co of New Castle, a 27 year veteran of the fire service, removed the 65 year old male resident of the home as firefighters arrived at 2026 hours.  The victim was transported to the hospital by Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co ambulance along ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2014, 9:23 AM by Charles Mitchell
  • Fireworks Safety With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, the Officers and Members of the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company, along with the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) would like to remind you of the dangers associated with fireworks and to exercise extreme caution around them.  Improperly used fireworks cause thousands of severe injuries and countless fires every year.  A safe alternative is the professional produced Independence Day Celebration hosted by the City of Newark at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex.  See the below link from the NFPA for further information as well as a link to the City of Newark's website.  We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday!NFPA Fireworks Safety: ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2014, 1:19 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • House Fire Saturday evening (6/14/14), Aetna and surrounding fire companies were alerted to a house fire on Frazer Road in Glasgow.  While responding, Fireboard advised that the resident was reporting a kitchen fire with fire from the window.  Units went on scene with a one-and-a-half story single family dwelling with fire showing from the rear, requesting the working fire dispatch and a tanker.  9-3 and 12-6 both advanced the initial attack lines.  Crews operated for approximately two hours, there was extensive fire damage on the first floor and to one room on the second floor.  The Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced residents and the fire is being investigated by the Delaware ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2014, 1:53 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Vehicle Fire At 2237 hours on 6/13/2014, Aetna along with the Christiana Fire Company were dispatched to Interstate 95 Northbound in the area of Old Baltimore Pike for a commercial vehicle fire with a large fuel load.  Upon arrival units found an RV towing a trailer which contained a drag race car with a fire in the trailer.  Crews had difficulty accessing the fire which they attempted to control with water and dry chemical extinguishers.  Due to the specialized fuel, it was difficult to extinguish but crews were able to keep the fire from spreading.  A foam truck from the Delaware Air National Guard was requested to respond and eventually the fire was extinguished.  Photos courtesy of The News Journal ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2014, 8:39 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
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